We got a residency in Copenhagen as KILROY. This was a complete life changer. We played 4x45mins sets during the week, and 5x45’s at weekends. There were Ampeg amps built into the wall; On our first night, the manager came up and asked us to TURN UP! It was so loud. During one of the trips to Copenhagen I was asked to join SABOTAGE -
While at DADDYS we got a night off so THE SEX PISTOLS could play! SABOTAGE returned to England, where we played Mecca dance halls. Not what I wanted to do so I left on good terms.
I then joined LOVE AFFAIR -
An old friend John Berry from SLADE asked me to do some gigs with him at a pub in Forrest Gate with Steve Clarke from MOTORHEAD on drums. One night John couldn’t do the gig so Steve got Gerry McAvoy to do the gig. What a night! and yes -
When Gerry joined NINE BELOW ZERO He asked me to do the transport and guitar tech, that’s when I first met Mickey Modern their manager. Mad as a box of frogs. Loved him to death.
One night at The Brentwood Centre, there was no one to announce them on, so Gerry decided that I was the man for the job.
We did a gig in South London. Brendan ONeil was on drums, Gerry on Bass, Mark Feltham on Harmonica (the full Rory Gallagher line up). Dennis Greaves from NINE BELOW ZERO turned up to watch, I was in Heaven! I met Rory at a gig he was doing in London which Gerry had invited me along to.When NINE BELOW ZERO Released their new CD ON THE ROAD AGAIN they gave me a mention for all the help I’d given them. Gerry actually did a LOVE AFFAIR gig and as always completely nailed it, including Vocals.